Camera identification...

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by ChristopherCoy, May 8, 2012.

  1. ChristopherCoy

    ChristopherCoy Member

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    Can anyone identify this? A friend of mine is in PA and this was at a gift shop. He said it was less than $100... If its something good I'll have him pick it up.

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  2. jnanian

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    christopher

    it looks to be a plate camera, probably a 4x5 with either a rectalinar or anastigmatic lens.
    the shutter might still work, the bellows might need some elmer's glue + india ink ..
    it might need new ground glass too ...
    not sure what the format is, i said maybe 4x5 but it might not be ...
    if its 4x5, you can probably get plate holders for it, and those sheaths to use film ( or paper )
    or you can just stick a modern 4x5 ( or whatever size it is ) film holder in it and just expect the focus
    to be a smidgen off seeing you are not shooting glass plates.
    you could also get glass plate holders ( whatever the size ) and coat your own glass plates
    with store bought or hand made emulsions ...

    have fun !
    john
     
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    My guess is it's a 4x5 camera from about 1905. Look for a model or maker's plate somewhere. My guess is something like Pony Premo. I'd pass unless it's free.


    Kent in SD
     
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    Note the bellows are wrecked. That will cost more to replace than the camera is worth.


    Kent in SD
     
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    Looks like a Conley
     
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    When buying these little folders, it's best to wait for one in excellent condition. This one is in about a 1 out of 5. I'd pass.